NDTV reported on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20, 2016, at 13:36 p.m. IST, about another horrific incident of a crime against women in the Indian capital of New Delhi. The victim, a 21-year-old girl, named Karuna was repeatedly stabbed, more than 20 times in broad daylight. She was on her way to a private school in North Delhi, where she was employed as a teacher when the crime took place, as reported by the Hindu. She was immediately rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where she succumbed to her wounds and died. The doctors attending to the victim reported finding 22 stabbing injuries on her body.
The crime took place in the Burari area of the northern part of the capital, as reported by the Hindu. The accused, Surender is a 34-year-old divorcee. He was chased and arrested by the police soon after the stabbing incident took place. Sources revealed that Surender had been harassing Karuna for the last one year. He used to allegedly stalk the victim. The deceased woman and her family were annoyed by this frequent perturbation and had lodged a police complaint against Surender barely five months ago.
However, according to the police officials, Surender, whose divorce proceedings have not ended and are still going on in court did not face any legal action at that time. Since both the families had mutually agreed upon to put an end to the repeated torment.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne
NDTV: Woman Stabbed Over 20 Times Allegedly By Stalker In Delhi, Dies
THE HINDU: Woman Stabbed to death by stalker in Delhi
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